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New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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MoodSwings 2011



Lalana’s unique vocal style has been linked to Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Brian McKnight and Alicia Keys, while her characteristic hold of phrasing and lyric delivery is singular. She describes her teaching method as vocal power and breath control capability, voice instruction with compassion and love. Her vocal gifts are enhanced through placement, dynamics, and song selection decisions, as she shares with her New York City students, who unmistakably develop a sustainable vocal skill set.

Lalana entered Boston's famed Berklee College of Music at 16 years old, on the first full scholarship purely for vocals it had offered. While performing in the coveted exclusivity of college life, she was in the company of the best young musicians in the world.

She went on to tour the world and as a vocal founder of a classical jazz quintet, sang supporting vocals for Barry White, Patti LaBelle, D'Angelo, Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warrick, Roberta Flack, Ashford & Simpson, Sissy Houston, Kirk Franklin, Shirley Cesar, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, Norman Brown, Rafael Martos and many others. She has also been a singer and Spokesperson for the March of Dimes.

Performing and writing songs in English and Spanish for both stage and film, Lalana briefly signed with Polygram Records before venturing out into a solo jazz effort that led her to activist's folk calling and to explore her vocal piano style - playing once again - to in audiences in the U.K., France, Scotland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Chile, Ecuador, Turkey, Arabia, and Dubai.

In her late 20s, Lalana founded the Vocal Workout Singing School in New York City's downtown SoHo. The most appreciated and growing vocal facility, with a unique approach to her growth as an educator and facilitator of gospel singing was born. Lalana has trained amazing artists such as Darien, Shae Siol, Jill Scott’s band and backup singers, Jenise La Vonnes, Sara Jecko, Rapper Semaj, UK Artist Angela Arnold, and Earthdriver.

Lalana's voice artistically draws an audience with its powerful, well crafted sound, but she loves most the belief in her ideals upon which she helps others to achieve their best and most acclaimed 'me singing' sound.

Lalana is now ready to come out of her classroom and reclaim the stage with her debut album ‘Mood Swings’ which is set to be released in 2011.